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Atlanta Braves Top 5 Third Basemen of All-Time

Here are my top 5 <Atlanta Braves third basemen of all-time. Like all lists at The Baseball Scholar, this is based on seasons from 1901 and after. If a player played for a franchise prior to 1901 those seasons (and his age during those seasons) will be listed but his stats during those seasons will not be listed nor will they be factored into his ranking. For a player to be eligible he had to have at least 1,500 plate appearances. Lastly, players are only eligible for one position so if they played multiple positions for a franchise they will be listed at the position I feel they had the most success. If you think I missed someone or have them in the wrong order, comment below.


  1. Eddie Mathews
    • Age: 20 – 34
    • Years: 1952 – 1966

    Eddie Mathews
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    94.4 145 2223 9533 8049 1452 2201 338 70 493 1388 66 35 1376 1387 .273 .380 .517 .897

  2. Chipper Jones
    • Age: 21, 23 – 40
    • Years: 1993, 1995 – 2012

    Chipper Jones
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    85.1 141 2499 10614 8984 1619 2726 549 38 468 1623 150 46 1512 1409 .303 .405 .529 .934

  3. Bob Elliott
    • Age: 30 – 34
    • Years: 1947 – 1951

    Bob Elliott
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    26.5 139 718 3047 2588 436 763 145 22 101 466 13 0 441 278 .295 .396 .485 .881

  4. Darrell Evans
    • Age: 22 – 29, 42
    • Years: 1969 – 1976, 1989

    Darrell Evans
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    22.8 119 866 3522 2896 453 712 98 16 131 424 31 14 563 502 .246 .371 .426 .797

  5. Bob Horner
    • Age: 20 – 28
    • Years: 1978 – 1986

    Bob Horner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21.4 127 960 3966 3571 545 994 160 7 215 652 14 18 337 489 .278 .343 .508 .851

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